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Old 26-05-2006, 10:21 AM   #1
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Another Noob here!

Is it possible to remove an HDRI from the render of a scene using mental ray in Maya 7?
Basically I want my model to appear to be floating against a black background but still have the reflections on it.

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Yes it is, in the HDR Attributes switch the renderable to off and it should work for you
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I'll try that when I get home...
Is it in the actual attributes section?
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yep, under render stats or display , I think, off the top of my head
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but rem compostitin stuff done in mental ray with hdri is a pain in the arse!!!!!!!!!
the alpha channel doesnt com out properly but if u do above it will have a black background an still be a pain to composite

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Can you recommend a decent renderer?

Again, I'm quite new to all of this.

Is it possible to get 3rd Party renderers and install them in Maya 7?
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I personally use mental ray, its pretty good and built in (although I use the Software fo getting the basics down)

YOu can get plug in renders, Renderman, Maxwell, turtle etc
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For the alpha channel im Mental Ray use the "pass surface colour alpha channel" checkbox in the custom entities.
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Thank you v much for your help.
I've got the image to render without the HDRI now, and loads of renderers to try.

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